Windows 10: 2 login screens at startup - no password required

  1.    28 Jan 2017 #1

    2 login screens at startup - no password required

    1) Prior to the last win 10 update, when I turned on my PC I briefly got login background wallpaper without (!) a usier icon (UI), user name (UN), or "welcome" message (WM)- the pc then went directly to the desktop - no login required.
    2) After the update I lost the login background wallpaper & acquired the UI, UN, and WM - the PC did not require a login.
    3) After internet reading & various edits, I got the background wallpaper back, and lost my specific user icon. But, the generic UI, UN, and WM still appeared. I did (do) not have to enter a password... the desktop appears after a pause.
    4) I wanted to get rid of the UI (user icon), UN, and WM altogether (turn on PC, blank login screen with background wallpaper, and then Desktop). I did the following:
    a) Run: Local Security Policy
    b) Added "Additional Rules" to "Software Restriction Policies"
    c) New Path Rule
    d) Pasted in "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy" (please don't laugh!)
    5) Now I get two (2 !) login screens:
    1st no background, generic icon, my first name only, and "welcome" message
    Then (!) 2nd - backround wallpaper, my full nme, and "welcome message"
    6) I'm clearly moving backwards, although I still don't have to type in a password.

    Any help in (at least) getting rid of one of the login screens would be greatly appreciated!
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,856
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       29 Jan 2017 #2

    Welcome to the TenForums @Phillyacct

    First course of action, invoke system restore. This should undo your changes.If you can't get into windows "Normally" hold the shift key down and restart. Then click on Trouble Shooting, Advance Startup, System Restore.

    Next please have a look at this tutorial. I think this what you were trying for.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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